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Original booklets of 'The Trial of Leo Frank, Reuben R. Arnold's Address to the Court on his Behalf' are extremely rare and difficult to find, original printings have vanished from libraries because of their value to collectors. This original booklet was purchased, scanned and published online for the first time, in nearly 100 years after it's original publishing, here at this location on the Internet Archive.
This October 1913 stenographed speech was orally delivered at a hearing on behalf of Leo Frank after his summer of 1913 capital murder trial, in an attempt to have the verdict of guilt set aside, and a new trial issued by Judge Leonard Strickland Roan.
This October 1913 speech is not to be, but is often confused with the late August 21, 1913, trial closing argument delivered to the Court by Reuben Rose Arnold, where the race card is first played, when Reuben openly claims that if Leo Frank were not a Jew, the trial to convict him would have never taken place.
The August 21st 1913 (as opposed to the Oct 24th 1913) speech by Reuben R. Arnold is available in John D. Lawson’s American State Trials Volume X 1918, along with the abridged closing arguments of Luther Z. Rosser, Frank Arthur Hooper, and Hugh M. Dorsey
. Most people get the two different speeches (August and October, 1913) by Reuben Arnold confused.
Excellent sources of research and information about the Leo Frank Case include:
The Murder of Little Mary Phagan by Mary Phagan Kean
(Also available in audiobook format on www.Archive.org). Written by Mary Phagan Kean, the great grand niece of Mary Phagan. A semi-biographical exploration and neutral account of how the author learned about the events surrounding the murder of her great aunt that resulted in the trial and appeals of Leo Frank, including his 1915 lynching and 1986 unexonerating posthumous pardon.
The Murder of Little Mary Phagan is well worth reading and it is a refreshing change from the endless number of Frankite and Jewish authored modern and contemporary books, disingenuously transforming the Leo Frank case into a neurotic, anti-Gentile, anti-Southern, anti-Christian, anti-White race obsessed tabloid controversy.
American State Trials, volume X (1918) by John Lawson
tends to be biased in favor of Leo Frank and his legal defense team. This case commentary review provides an *abridged* version of the Brief of Evidence, leaving out some of the important testimony and evidence when it republishes parts of the trial testimony.
Be sure to read the abridged closing arguments of Luther Zeigler Rosser, Reuben Rose Arnold, Frank Arthur Hooper and Hugh Manson Dorsey. For a more complete version of the Leo M. Frank trial testimony (minus the closing arguments), read the 1913 Leo Frank Case Brief of Evidence. The closing arguments at the Leo Frank trial can also be found in the three Atlanta daily newspaper reports.
Argument of Hugh M. Dorsey in the Trial of Leo Frank
. Some but not all of the 9 hours of arguments given to the jury at the end of the Leo Frank trial on August 22, 23, and 25, 1913. Only a small number of libraries in the United States have copies of these statements in booklet format (low 100 pages). This is an excellent book and required reading for students of the Leo Frank case to see how Hugh Dorsey, in sales vernacular, 'closed' the panel of 13 men (the trial jury of 12 men plus Judge Leonard Strickland Roan).
Required Reading: Three Major Atlanta Dailies: The Atlanta Constitution, The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Georgian (Hearst's Tabloid Yellow Journalism). The most relevant issues center around April 28th to August 27th 1913.
Atlanta Journal Newspaper, April, 28, 1913, through till the end of August, 1913, pertaining to articles about the Leo Frank Case:
Leo Frank's Surprise!
U.S. Senator Tom Watson
Tom Watson's Jeffersonian Newspaper (1914, 1915, 1916 and 1917) and Watson's Magazine (1915). Tom Watson's best work on the Leo M. Frank case was published in August and September 1915. Watson's five major magazine works written serially on the Frank-Phagan affair, provide logical arguments confirming the guilt of Leo M. Frank with the superb reasoning of a seasoned criminal attorney. These five 1915 articles published over numerous months are absolutely required reading for anyone interested in the Leo M. Frank Case. Originals of these magazines are extremely difficult to find.
Tom Watson's Jeffersonian Weekly Newspaper
The archive of Tom E. Watson Digital Papers, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, contains the full collection of Jeffersonian Newspapers: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/watson
Modern Leo Frank cult members (known as Frankites) are posing as neutral reviewers and attempting to convince people not to read Tom Watson's analysis about the Frank-Phagan affair. Watson's analysis of the case is the controversial forbidden fruit of truth that have been censored for more than 100 years.
Tom Watson Brown, Grandson of Thomas Edward Watson
Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Archive: